Best Restaurants Near Humboldt Park

March 6, 2017
by Zagat Staff

From Mexican street food to Japanese omakase, Humboldt Park's neighboring restaurants offer something for every craving or occasion.

Kai Zan
Japanese · Humboldt Park · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.5

"Next-level sushi" is the signature of this "inviting" Humboldt Park Japanese, a "hidden gem" whose "beautifully prepared" offerings include "creative but balanced" rolls and "divine" omakase tasting menus, all presented by a "wonderful" , "prompt" staff; a meal in the "cozy" , "unpretentious" space doesn’t come cheap, but fans say the "quality" is "worth every penny."
Cemitas Puebla
Mexican · West Loop · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.1

"Killer" cemitas (sandwiches) made with "delicious" house-baked sesame-seed rolls are "stuffed to the brim" with "notably fresh" ingredients at these "casual" Mexican "quick-service" stops, which also turn out "fantastic" tacos; "chill" , "modern" setups and low tabs complete the picture.
Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar
American · Humboldt Park · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.0

Fans insist you'll "fall in love" with this approachable Humboldt Park boîte for its charcuterie, "beautiful" cheese plates and other "light, tasty" New American bites complemented by "diverse" wines by the glass and an "excellent" beer selection; though a few voice concerns about the "sketchy" neighborhood, the place has a "casual" yet "cool living-room" vibe and a sidewalk patio.
Boathouse Cafe
Breakfast · Humboldt Park · $

A 1907 landmark boathouse pavilion in Humboldt Park holds this affordable American kitchen, serving classics like pastries, sandwiches and salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Elegant yet relaxed, the interior features polished wood floors, upholstered dining chairs and counter seating, plus plenty of windows and an outdoor terrace overlooking the water and woods.